My thought is we sedate this area, with drugs, dispersed through the air. Then go in while everyone is unconscious, disarm, apprehend, destroy enemy military equipment (in one place, with one bomb hopefully). We quickly attend to the wounded and sick, allow the population to return. Set-up a military front way south of the city, to ISIS's new involuntary position. It would be the most peaceful attack, and liberation of a city, from enemy attack and occupation, ever seen. The sedative could last 10 or 18 hours. Enough time to disarm all of the unconscious enemies, move their bodies onto trucks and to a temporary prison. We could establish full control of the city over any army on the ground before anyone has awakened.
To do this with moral confidence, we need to extinguish our old imagery of what a gas attack is. We need to realize that this time it's about sedating, not killing, and without even intention to cause suffering. We are not attackers - we are defenders. We are far-from being seen as dictators attempting to extinguish opposition to democracy by genocidal attacks. We will not be seen as any such attacker after Kobani is cleaned with this method.
Mr. President and Joint Chiefs,
Take your balls in your hands and go visit the CEO of Pfizer, or Lilly. Have our boys take-over a big pharmaceutical plant and immediately make tons of this sedative, quickly. And consider, don't exclude a shit-load of lithium and Prozac in that mix.
Copyright Reserved. James G. Mason,